For many years Mr. Hoffmann and Mr. Goldstein each have premiered dozens of solos for their respective instruments, and combined fifteen years ago to form the Hoffmann/Goldstein Duo. As a duo they have performed in Merkin Hall in New York City, the Interpretations Series at Merkin Hall, the Composers Concordance Series at the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City, Temple University's Distinguished Artists Series in Philadelphia, at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and at many universities throughout the United States. In Italy the Duo has performed in the festivals: Spaziomusica in Cagliari, Musiche in Mostra in Turin and the Stagione Concertistica concert series in Padua. Their Compact Disc, Crossfade, is on the Capstone Records label. Individually and collaboratively they have recorded on Vanguard, Neuma, RCA, CRI, Opus One, CD Tech, O.O. Discs, Innava, Spectrum, Capstone, Orion, Northeastern, Composers Guild of New Jersey, Contemporary Record Society, Studio 508, Vienna Modern Masters, Voice of America, Radio Cologne, Radio Frankfurt, and Radio France. In January 2009 their performance of Elliott Schwartz’s Crystal: A Cycle of Names and Memories was released on the Innova record label.
Mr. Hoffmann is Professor of Music at Rutgers University where he teaches piano and conducts the HELIX! New Music Ensemble. Mr. Goldstein is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he conducts the Percussion Ensemble and teaches percussion and jazz history.